I’m generally not a fan of cleaning the house. However, today I thoroughly enjoyed it! I was preparing for my parents to come over tomorrow for dessert after Christmas Eve church service and going out to dinner. Knowing that I wanted the house to look nice for them gave me motivation that I don’t normally have. I listened to Christmas music the whole time and even danced in between chores!
I also prepared by wrapping presents for my fiancé and parents. The gifts are now under our beautiful tree. I even have little artificial tea lites all over the living room to add to the ambiance. Preparing the gifts this year was very special, because I truly am more excited to give than to receive.
I’m also preparing my heart to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, shining a flashlight into those corners where cobwebs have grown. I need to sweep them out and decorate my heart so that Jesus will feel at home there. Do I have anything that needs to be let go of before I welcome him in?
Are you ready for Christmas? I feel that I am, except for a few finishing touches. I encourage you, as you are preparing your home and gifts, to prepare your heart for Jesus to bring his Light into your life.
I give thanks to God today for the Gift of Preparation on the Journey!